February 2006

  1. Lawrence Olivier Awards 2006

    Monday 27 February 2006

    The winners of the Laurence Olivier Awards 2006 were announced yesterday. The Best New Dance Production went to Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant’s *Push* at Sadler’s Wells and the Outstanding Ach… Continue Reading

  2. Phoenix Rising

    Monday 27 February 2006

    Phoenix Dance Theatre bring three premieres to Sadler’s Wells this week – by Authur Pita, Javier de Frutos and Darshan Singh Bhuller – its Artistic Director. He will leave the company on a high… Continue Reading

  3. Blue sky thinking

    Monday 27 February 2006

    Given the funding, Akram Khan would like to ‘create a bridge between movement and film’ .“Film is much more accessible, and can reach millions of people in a way that dance can’t.” … Continue Reading

  4. L S Lowry
'V E Celebration'

    Darshan Singh Bhuller to create Rambert-Lowry Commission

    Friday 24 February 2006

    Darshan Singh Bhuller has been chosen to create a new work marking the 30th anninversary of the death of the painter LS Lowry. It will be a joint commission by Rambert Dance Company and the Lowry, Salford. LS Lo… Continue Reading

  5. Henri Oguike

    Friday 24 February 2006

    snapped a tendon – and discovered choreography. Judith Mackrell talks to one of the most versatile dance-makers in the business. Guardian, 20 Feb Continue Reading

  6. Time Out Live Awards 2005/6

    Time Out Live Awards

    Wednesday 22 February 2006

    The winners of the 20th Time Out Live Awards were announced today. This year for the first time the London listings magazine opened voting to the public – and have introduced a Critics Choice category for … Continue Reading

  7. Vincent Dance Theatre
'Broken Chords'
The Place, 7 - 11 Mar 06
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Broken Chords

    Monday 20 February 2006

    Charlotte Vincent’s latest work was born out of a life shattering break up and is described as ‘a dark and humourous look at love and loss.’ ‘I mourned my marriage like a death, and then … Continue Reading

  8. 'Fuerzabruta' De La Guarda
The Roundhouse 1 Jun - 30 Jul

    The return of De La Guarda

    Monday 20 February 2006

    When the Argentine performance group first came to London in 1997 they astounded audiences – and soaked them – in a warehouse in East London with *Villa Villa*. This year they are back with a new sh… Continue Reading

  9. move-me booth


    Monday 20 February 2006

    An inventive new take on the long established photobooth has moved in to the ICA this week – and will be touring the country during 2006. move-me is the creation of Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson of G… Continue Reading

  10. Flamenco

    Wednesday 15 February 2006

    A window on the soul, or just alot of stamping and pouting? As Flamenco Festival London opens, Judith Mackrell looks into the widening appeal of Flamenco. Guardian, 9 Feb Continue Reading

  11. Maya Plisetskaya

    Wednesday 15 February 2006

    Covent Garden celebrated the Russian ballerina’ s 80th birthday on Sunday. In advance she talked to Mark Monahan about her career in dance: “What we should seek to do is to leave a ‘comet’… Continue Reading

  12. Ice Skating

    Tuesday 7 February 2006

    Ice skating is experiencing a boom in popularity – ice rinks are full and the TV series Dancing on Ice is drawing 10 million viewers. Ismene Brown asks whether the obsessive focus on technical ability is s… Continue Reading

  13. Young dancers lack discipline

    Tuesday 7 February 2006

    Following the international summit on ballet training, organised by DanceEast, concerns have been raised about the standard of dancers coming out of ballet schools. David McAllister, director of the Australian … Continue Reading

  14. Hip Hop

    Tuesday 7 February 2006

    With Hip Hop featuring prominently in London theatres this Spring, Matilda Egere-Cooper talks to Jonzi D, Markus Michalowski, Kate Prince, Hakeem Onibudo & Robert Hylton about bringing Hip Hop to the stage, … Continue Reading

  15. Moira Shearer & Leonide Massine in 'The Red Shoes'

    Moira Shearer

    Friday 3 February 2006

    Moira Shearer, dancer with the Sadler’s Wells (now the Royal) ballet and best known for her appearance in the lead role of the film The Red Shoes, has died aged 80. Having become one of the world’s … Continue Reading

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